The NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) has transitioned to a competency-based approach, in which a coach is trained and may achieve certification to coach specific ages in a particular coaching environment.  As of January 1, 2013 the old certifications (Level 1, Level 2, Level 3)  are no longer offered and Community Coach, Introduction to Competition, and Competition Development have replaced the old courses.

The definition of a “good” or competent coach is no longer just based on “how much he or she knows” about their chosen sport.  With the new NCCP program, the focus is on proper use of effective teaching methods combined with an understanding of what activities and expectations are reasonable and appropriate for specific age groups.  A description of the three “streams” adopted by Football Canada is explained further down the page.

RESPECT IN SPORT

Respect in Sport  is an online course required by all coaches in Manitoba (not just football coaches).  This course helps promote proper understanding and values through a simple and convenient online training course for coaches and sport leaders. It is designed as a tool to assist coaches in identifying and dealing with abuse, neglect, harassment, and bullying in sport.  Approximately 2.5 hours – Free online course   TAKE ME THERE 

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MAKING HEAD WAY IN FOOTBALL

NCCP Making Head Way in Football is the free, online answer to the prevalence and ambiguity of concussions football. Parents, coaches, and athletes all benefit from knowing as much as possible about concussions; this online learning tool is designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes.  After completing the NCCP Making Head Way in Football module, you will understand:

  • how to prevent concussions;
  • how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion;
  • what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion; and
  • how to ensure athletes return to play safely. 

Approximately 60-90 minutes. – Free online course   TAKE ME THERE

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BACKGROUND SCREENING

A comprehensive Background Check is required for all adults working with minors in all football programs.  Coaches or volunteers are required to complete or confirm that a background check has been completed within the previous 3 years with a satisfactory outcome before participation is permitted.  Football Manitoba has partnered with Sterling BackCheck to provide quick and inexpensive screening for all adult volunteers.  Please contact our office if you require a background check to be completed for the current year, or to provide evidence of a satisfactory background check completed elsewhere (i.e. for employment or other volunteer positions).

Screening Cost through Football Manitoba $25.00 plus GST    TAKE ME THERE

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SAFE CONTACT (TACKLE COACHES ONLY)

Safe Contact is designed for all coaches who coach tackle football.  Techniques and drills to teach safe contact are highlighted, in addition to learning how to analyze and correct athletic performance.  Upon completing this module coaches will be able to:  (not required for Flag coaches at this time)

    • Address Fear of Contact 
    • Teach Safe Tackling
    • Teach Safe Blocking
    • Teach Safe Contact for Ball Carriers
    • Analyze Performance

       

      Safe Contact course generally consist of a one day (8 hour) workshop.  It is mandatory for coaching all ages of athletes who participate in tackle football.
      The goal of this module is to provide coaches with the tools required to create a safer environment for their athletes, while improving overall skill level.

      For information on attending a Safe Contact workshop please click here for upcoming training opportunities.

COMMUNITY TACKLE COACH

The Community Stream teaches coaches the fundamentals of football with a recreational focus. The skills you will learn are ideal for all volunteer coaches who have children who participate in football, or who wish to assist participants of all ages who are new to the sport. This 8 hour workshop will give you skills and confidence in the key areas of:

  • practice planning
  • making ethical decisions
  • communication skills
  • fundamental TACKLE FOOTBALL skills and understanding the game of Flag Football at the youth level.

All HEAD COACHES must complete this in their FIRST year.
Although recommended for all coaches, ASSISTANT COACHES in their first year must complete this prior to their second year of coaching.

PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Community Sport E-LEARNING online course

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COMMUNITY FLAG COACH

The Community Stream teaches coaches the fundamentals of football with a recreational focus. The skills you will learn are ideal for all volunteer coaches who have children who participate in football, or who wish to assist participants of all ages who are new to the sport. This 8 hour workshop will give you skills and confidence in the key areas of:

  • practice planning
  • making ethical decisions
  • communication skills
  • fundamental FLAG FOOTBALL football skills and understanding the game of Flag Football at the youth level.

All coaches must complete this prior to their SECOND year of coaching.

PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Community Sport E-LEARNING online course

 

POSITION COACH

Coaches will be taught basic and intermediate skills required to become a trained position coach in offensive, defensive or special teams position skills by an expert coach. The expert coach will also provide drill progressions, and will demonstrate how to incorporate these tools into practice plans.
Upon completing this module, coaches will be able to do the following:

  • Plan a Practice
  • Analyze Performance
  • Provide support to athletes in training
  • Make Ethical Decisions (MED)
  • Position-specific technical material

After completion of the 10-11 hour classroom portion of the Intro to Competition course, coaches will also attend a 2-3 hour Tactical and Position specific module session at an on field workshop with an elite level coach for their specific position.

Upon completion of this course the coach will have achieved TRAINED status. 
To become CERTIFIED the coach will need to be evaluated during a practice or evaluation event by a Coach Evaluator.
When the evaluation is completed satisfactorily the coach is considered to be a CERTIFIED POSITION COACH for the position evaluated.

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COORDINATOR

NCCP’s Coordinator workshop teaches coaches what it takes to be a successful coordinator and how to develop offensive, defensive or special team systems all taught by an expert coach. Coaches will then learn how to apply what they have learned to their systems and how to develop successful game plans.

Upon completing this module, coaches will be credited with understanding:

  1. Mentorship skills
  2. Nutrition
  3. Analytical skills
  4. The role of the Coordinator
  5. Tactical systems

The COORDINATOR workshop is taught over the course of three days (both in-class and in gym/on field), with the following breakdown:

  • Friday: approx. 4 Hours
  • Saturday: approx. 8 Hours
  • Sunday: approx. 6 Hours
  • Currently this schedule may differ while courses are offered remotely (online).  Consult the COACHING CLINIC schedule for current format.

Coaches will need to choose one of the following Systems topics based on their role and current focus.  Depending on the delivery schedule, coaches may be able to take multiple systems modules if working toward their Head Coach Certification:

  1. Offensive Coordinator
  2. Defensive Coordinator
  3. Special Teams

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?

This workshop is ideal for Train to Train and Learn to Compete coaches working with athletes between 13 and 18 who are at the junior and senior high school levels, as well as summer or club levels.

PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • NCCP Safe Contact workshop
  • Trained or Certified in at least 2 different positions for either Offense or Defense

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HEAD COACH

Coaches will be taught basic and intermediate skills required to become a trained position coach in offensive, defensive or special teams position skills by an expert coach. The expert coach will also provide drill progressions, and will demonstrate how to incorporate these tools into practice plans.
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After completion of the 10-11 hour classroom portion of the Intro to Competition course, coaches will also attend a 2-3 hour Tactical and Position specific module session at an on field workshop with an elite level coach for their specific position. Upon completion of the 14 hour course the coach will have achieved TRAINED status.  To become CERTIFIED the coach will need to be evaluated during a practices by a Coach Evaluator. When approved, the coach is considered to be an Intro to Competition – Positional Coach “Certified”.

COMPETITION DEVELOPMENT COACH

Required by coaches at the University, Junior, inter-Provincial, National and International competition level.
Restricted entry – contact Football Manitoba for eligibility requirements.

Competition Development trains coaches for the highest possible levels on preparing their athletes to perform at the elite level of competition.  Coaches receive the elite-level instruction from Expert Coach Facilitators who are currently involved in coaching this level, usually professional or university coaches.  Advanced Courses on Managing Conflict, Leading Drug Free Sport, Mentorship, Nutrition, Prevention and Recovery and Athletic Abilities, combined with advanced Technical and Tactical components all combine to prepare coaches to teach athletes at the highest level competitions.

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